Monday, June 30, 2008
Well, it is the end of the six months for our extended cab pickup and Brett has already found a buyer. They wanted it Saturday, but Brett asked if we could keep it until we find something else for us to drive. So we are now waiting to see if something in the price range we are hoping for comes in soon. I had originally been telling Brett that we would be fine with an Impala or an Aurora that would fit a car seat and two booster seats comfortably in the back. But then I remembered how much I LOVED having four-wheel drive over the winter! So now I've changed my mind and am hoping for a small SUV that won't be too hard on gas mileage but still has four-wheel drive. We'll see what we can find!
But in the meantime, our search for a new vehicle prompts me to look back on all of the vehicles we have owned in the almost eight years we've been married. Here goes:
* Updated List *
1948 Chevy Pickup (red) (currently own)
1970 Firebird (originally brown, but painted a sweet maroon with black racing stripes)
1976 Lincoln Continental (Demolition Derby Car) (we painted it "Duke of Hazard" orange)
1985 GMC 1500 (calico - red and white striped on one side and grey on the other side) (currently own)
1989 Honda Accord (maroon)
1990 GMC 1500 Pickup (baby blue)
1990 Mazda 626 (tan)
1992 Honda Accord (grey)
1997 Grand Prix (green)
1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Pickup (white)
1997 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Pickup (white)
1998 Chevy Malibu (white)
2000 Oldsmobile Alero (maroon)
2000 Chevy Tahoe (gold) (currently own)
2001 Chevy Impala (green)
2002 Oldsmobile Aurora (white)
2003 Chevy Malibu (white)
2003 Chevy Impala (silver)
2003 Oldsmobile Alero (red)
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Pickup (white) (our only vehicle bought new)
2004 Chevy Silverado 2500 Pickup (white)
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup (red) (currently own)
We'll be adding to this list once we find something to replace our current pickup with as well as our current car, since we've owned that for over six months now!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Here's the party with Ryan, Valerie, Kenadee, Dallin, Emalee, Jaron, Brett, Austin, Aubree, and me and Brynnlee (we're behind the camera).
Here's Aubree's Sunflower Birthday cake!
Ryan in the driver's seat, Brett in the passenger seat, Austin behind Brett with the blue helmet, and Dallin behind Ryan in the red helmet.
Now it's the girls' turn! Aubree is behind me in the blue helmet.
Aubree in the blue helmet, Emalee in the center, then Dallin in the far red helmet.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
First thing this morning (six o'clock to be exact), our neighbor came over to cut up, roll up, and take away our sod. We decided to give it to them rather than keep it and have it ruined while our house was being built. At a more decent hour, Brett took all of our finalized papers into the county planning and zoning office to apply for our building permit. Then we got a phone call from the bank telling us to come and sign papers since our construction loan has been completed and approved. So we went in this afternoon and signed those. When we got back, Brett and I measured the land that our house will be on, finding that it's on about 1 1/2 acres (I was really hoping for 2, but yay anyway!). Shortly thereafter, the excavator arrived so that it will be here and ready for our hole to be dug tomorrow. And since it was just sitting there, Brett has gone ahead and used it to dig a new ditch (since I made him push our fence line back to make more room for my backyard). I've been taking some pictures, but I'll wait to post them until I have some cool ones of our hole being dug.
So I think this is it; it just might be happening. We're starting on a journey that I've heard can be a very difficult and frustrating one. So I hope you don't mind, but I'll be using this blog as my outlet and journal of our building experience. We'll see how it goes! Wish us luck!!
2 Funny Conversations:
Austin asked to eat a "healthy banana" before his game. So, of course, I let him. Well, after one of the times he hit the ball and ran all of the bases, he came over to where we were sitting and said, "So Dad, how did I do?"
"You did a great job hitting that ball. Way to go!" Brett said.
"It's that banana!" replied Austin.
Brett was telling Austin to watch the ball while he was on first base in case anyone throws it to him so that he can catch it and touch the base. Then Austin said, "I'm just trying to give the kids a chance, Dad."
He's a pretty funny little kid! We sure love having him in our family!!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The scoop on this site -
It is done by two Mormon women who consider themselves "food snobs." So the recipes that they post are supposed to be amazing! And to me, by just reading the recipes and looking at the pictures, everything looks to be just that - AMAZING!! They have a theme each week and they post a new recipe Monday through Friday going along with that theme. Not only do the recipes look and sound good, but their daily comentary is really quite entertaining.
So check it out and let me know if you try any of the recipes. I'm seriously considering starting something like this up with the recipes from my recipe boxes. I'll keep you posted on that! In the meantime, enjoy the new website!!
Who can resist a nice cool drink straight from the hose?
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Brett's B-Day cake
Austin's 4th B-day Cake (Family Party)
Aubree's 2nd B-Day Cake
Over the last few years, I've been having so much fun decorating cakes for my kids' and other's birthdays. And so since this blog is more like a journal for me, I'm posting pictures of the cakes I've made. None of them are professional by any means! But my kids sure do love them. That really makes it worth it for me.